Social Media Engagement For Dummies: A New Book Deal

I’m delighted to say I’m doing it again: teaming up with the person who has proven to be the other half of my brain when it comes to authoring a book.

Aliza Sherman and I have committed to write the latest in the series of the ever-popular Dummies’ books:

Social Media Engagement for Dummies 

Because the Dummies Books are so comprehensive in so many arenas, it is important to us (and naturally to our publisher, Wiley) that we don’t duplicate content.  Certainly, books covering and explaining social media and also  ’engagement’ have been popular, but we know we will give this book a unique spin.

We are following in the ‘Dummies’ footsteps of many people we admire, many whom we have long considered friends and
colleagues, including Wendy Piersall, Deb Ng, Melanie Nelson and Kelby Carr.

Aliza and I will write separately and collectively as we did with Mom, Incorporated.  I have the privilege of being guided by Aliza – someone with nearly a dozen books to her name.  The second time around, I feel stronger, slightly more skilled (she says with a smile), with greater knowledge about the editing process (less fear about said process) and even more enthusiasm.

We have already jumped from the diving board, turned in our Table of Contents and have begun work on our first chapters.  I consider it kismet that half the book is due on Christmas Eve and the 75% due date falls on my 40th birthday.

I have much to be thankful for.  Social Media Engagement for Dummies will be out in June 2013.

  • Mazel TOV!!!!!

  • Danielle Smith

    Melissa – thank you so very much!  Aliza and I are thrilled!

  • I’m already grateful to be working with you again. And I already like the direction it is headed given our super extensive, triple edited TOC. Looking forward to the process!

  • Danielle Smith

    Well, you know, I am grateful for YOU every day :)  And I am very excited about the project….  It looks like we are well on our way!  **heads right back to writing**

  • I am so proud of you both!!! Congrats, my friends!! 

  • Danielle Smith

    You are such a delight!  Thank you so much, Amy.  We are definitely thrilled.

  • Niri

    Hearty congratulations. I can think of no-one better to write this book but you two!

  • Congratulations – this book will be an amazing resource with the two of you fabulous ladies at the helm!

  • Danielle Smith

    Niri – have I told you lately how incredibly grateful I am for your unconditional support?  Thank you, my friend.

  • Danielle Smith

    Dawn – you are wonderful – thank you very much for that!  I’m thrilled (and grateful) to be working with Aliza again.

  • ClassyMommy

    Congrats congrats and so proud of you. xo

  • Danielle Smith

    You are so wonderful, my friend – thank you! xoxo Just turned in our first chapters… I haven’t slept in 39 hours, but we’re off on another journey :)

  • Christine

    I am so excited for you, friend. All of the world is blessed to have you and Aliza as our guide in social media engagement… Can’t wait for June! 

  • Danielle Smith

    You just made my day – thank you for that.  So grateful for your sweet words.  THANK YOU.  xoxo 

  • Kay-friend-of-Aliza

    Your other books have been marvels of clear simplicity, well organized, just the facts ma’m without verbiage of your second-cousin-twic- removed’s experience and providing the true essentials==do hurry and get this one out soon!